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Music Therapy Club Presents Third Annual Hospice Benefit Concert

Professor Katherine Eberle and her students, along with the Music Therapy Club are pleased to announce their concert “Music by Women Composers” for voice and piano at the University Capitol Center Recital Hall on Sunday February 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

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The UI Music Therapy Club will be sponsoring the concert “Music by Women Composers” benefiting the Iowa City Hospice

Sponsored by the University of Iowa’s Music Therapy Club, this concert is a benefit for Iowa City Hospice.  This is the third year Eberle’s studio and the Music Therapy Club have presented a benefit concert for Hospice. Eberle says she chose this organization because, “Hospice is a worthy organization and I personally know families who were helped by that organization.  It is a great opportunity to give back! The former head of the School of Music passed away several years ago and Hospice helped him and his family.”

Professor Eberle, herself a performer on the program, has been preparing for this concert since the fall, and the students received the music before winter vacation to begin preparations.  The twelve performers are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students, and most of them are music therapy majors. One of the performers, Lisa Neher, wrote seven of the songs that will be performed at the concert.  The UI School of Music performers include Kirk Corey, Lauren Davies, Bobbi Halfhill, Amelia Seidl, Sarah Graf, Ciara Thompson, Taylor Woods, Celia Brockway, Kaitlin Shewmake, Kathryn MacRae, and Lisa Neher.

The School of Music has had a long-standing relationship with Iowa City Hospice. Students in the Music Therapy program frequently do practica and internships with Hospice as part of their music therapy studies. Mary Adamek, Professor of Music Therapy and a board member with Iowa City Hospice, says, “The UI has a strong focus on community outreach for our students. This is one way that music students can be involved in the community, give back, perform, and educate others.  We not only provide awareness about the needs of Iowa City Hospice, but we also spread the word about our terrific music programs to community members who might not know much about the School of Music.”

While admission to this concert is free, a suggested donation of items from a “wish list” is welcome and listed below. If you cannot attend the concert on February 17, the same concert will be held this Sunday, February 10 benefiting the Women’s Resource Action Center.  This concert will be held at New Song Episcopal Church in Coralville at 7:00 p.m.

The performers ask that you please consider bringing a donation for the Hospice of Iowa City or items from the following list that will be used for the programming for children’s bereavement:

  • Construction paper
  • Lots of different colored fabric ribbon
  • Gift certificates to Pagliai’s Pizza (everyone has pizza, fruit, juice and water together, including parents/guardians, before breaking into the three support groups)
  • Capri Sun drinks (prefer the 100% juice)
  • Bottled water
  • Monetary donations
  • Paints—water soluble, non-toxic poster paints
  • Glitter—both glitter-glue and loose glitter
  • Children’s books on grief
  • Games on grief
  • Oil pastels
  • Balloons (small, round)
  • Bubbles
  • Bag of dirt
  • Baby food jars or 8 oz. water bottles (clean and empty)
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